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tv   Channel 13 News at 6  NBC  December 29, 2015 6:00pm-6:30pm CST

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after yesterday's winter storm... flights are taking off once again from the des moines international airport. good evening, i'm jodi whitworth in for sonya and dan tonight... the snow grounded flights at the airport as iowa hawkeye fans were ready to fly to california for the rose bowl... many fans were worried, they wouldn't get to the game at all... but that's changing... josh nguyen joins us live from the airport.. and josh... good news for many travelers. jodi this has been a busy place over the past couple days.... a lot of hawkeye fans have ask the same question. is my flight going to be on time to
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'the charter flights have gone in and gone out so far today on time and without any problems. we have 7 charter flights going to the rosebowl. we had 4 today and 3 more tomorrow. i anticipate that will operate without and problems as long as the weather goes like it is today.' the airport also told us that many fans didn't want risk it and wait for the flights to be rescheduled. so they opted to rent cars and drive to different airports. but they assured me that the crews did everything they needed to on their end to clean the run way. we caught up with some fans getting ready... dave shrogen is a pastor from johnston and even his faith was tested on getting to california in time. 215519 'well we were nervous knew we were going to go one way or another. we know that we arent going to be
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we were gonna get there.' the airport expects no further delays and the chartered flights taking fans tonight and tomorrow should be good to go. the winter storm was also tricky for drivers in central iowa... the iowa state patrol responded to 70 accidents from midnight monday... to six this morning. troopers also helped 265 drivers who were stranded, broke down or in the ditch. that was for dallas, polk, jasper, marshall, story, and boone counties. the interstate is looking much better now than this time yesterday. the iowa d-o-t show roads are back to seasonal conditions, meaning the roads are mostly clear, but could still be some slick spots and not only are the roads in better shape, so is our weather. meteorologist brett mcintyre joins us now... no snow for the evening commute,
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mostly cloudy skies will continue across the state overnight. a few more snow showers may pass through on wednesday morning. this may bring an additional trace to one inch of snow. all will be done by noon. the new year's holiday will be very cold. temperatures will reach the teens on thursday afternoon and drop to the single digits by early new year's day morning. the weekend will be dry and
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firefighters in des moines were busy today... after battling two fires within half an hour of each other the first -- broke out around two this afternoon... at 12-19 herold avenue. smoke was pouring from the windows... a small dog was rescued from the home... and was given oxygen... he is expected to survive. no body was hurt in the fire... crews are still looking in to what may have caused it. firefighters were then called to a shed fire in the 53-hundred block of south east 5 -th street.
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time as firefighters tamed the flames. the cause of this fire is also under investigation. the community is coming together for a young woman killed in a bus accident in chicago. 21-year old nicole underwood was from des moines and was a university of iowa student. she was riding a charter bus to see her boyfriend, when it crashed on interstate 55 just miles from its destination yesterday. two go fund me pages are now set up in her name. underwood's boyfriend and two others set up a scholarship fund to go to the university of iowa. another was created by a friend to help the family... weather kept volunteers from delivering meals yesterday in dallas county... but the recipients didn't go without. home care services deliver hot meals to people in need all over dallas county... with the snow storm, volunteers were not sent out for safety reasons. but organizers have a plan... days before the storm hit, frozen meals and "shelf stable meals" were
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purchase.... will heat up automatically 11:02 volunteers are now preparing to stable meals" before the next snow storm despite the tricky travel conditions... murph, andy, john and michael made it safe to california coming up.. it was hawkeye media day in pasadena.. keith murphy joins us live from pasadena and tells us how the players are feeling -- just three days away from the big game plus... a handful of presidential candidates are back on the iowa campaign trail who are making stops where --
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december doesn't seem like a popular time of the year to visit iowa... but six presidential candidates are making trips to our state today... the breakdown -- two democrats and four republicans. and one of them made a stop at our studios.. rick santorum sat down with sonya heitshusen on the channel 13 news at four. he is polling about one percent in iowa.. but he says he's not worried. this time four years ago.. he was polling three percent... and went on to win the iowa caucuses... 23:04-23:28 i've been in this position before. i don't hold much value to these early polls. i don't think they mean
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fellow republican marco rubio was in clinton today... the senator says if he's elected president... he will work for the farmers here in the midwest.... by fixing tax codes... and working towards trade deals that would open up agricultural markets worldwide. the candidate also responding to criticism that he's missed too many senate votes while on the campaign trail... president.... the right
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rubio is making another stop in iowa right now... he's holding a town tall meeting in sioux city. new jersey governor chris christie called on rubio while in iowa city today -- to quit the senate he if doesn't want to show up and vote chris christie presidential candidate :27-:34"we do not want another president who sits in the chair in the oval office on the first day and spins around and says, 'gee whiz, isn't it great i'm president?'" christie is now at a town hall meeting int cedar rapids. and donald trump is about to take the stage in council bluffs. he's speaking in front of a crowd at the mid america center one arena... we'll hear more from him, tonight on the channel 13 news at ten. democrat bernie sanders is spending time in eastern iowa... he held a town hall meeting at muscatine high school this afternoon.. sanders brought his message about getting big money out of politics, fighting climate change... and making college more affordable. and sanders will end the year in iowa...
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party thursday night at the renaissance savery hotel in des moines. it's free and open to the public...but attendees are urged to r-s-v-p. you can do that at who tv dot com. and martin o'mally spoke to an audience of one yesterday... o'malley still held four campaign stops monday, despite the winter storm. at his final stop in tama... just one person showed up. o'malley said he had a lengthy chat with the potential caucus goer... the man said he was still undecided. mostly cloudy skies will continue across the state overnight. a few more snow showers may pass through on wednesday morning. this may bring an additional trace to one inch of snow. all will be done by noon. the new year's holiday will be very cold. temperatures will reach the teens on thursday afternoon and drop to the single digits by early new year's day morning. the weekend will be dry and
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mostly cloudy skies will continue across the state overnight. a few more snow showers may pass through on wednesday morning. this may bring an additional trace to one inch of snow. all
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noon. the new year's holiday will be very cold. temperatures will reach the teens on thursday afternoon and drop to the single digits by early new year's day morning. the weekend will be dry and
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and next. we join keith murphy outside the rose bowl in pasadena... how the hawks are preparing for the
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sold out crowd expected. the 102nd rose bowl kicks off next friday at 4:10 p-m iowa time. the rose bowl has taken all eyes off the hawkeye basketball team. non-conference is over now the fun begins with the big 10. and talk about a big game to start conference play. number 1 michigan state visits carver tuesday night. iowa 9 and 3 on the season after beating tennessee tech last week. snow storm, rose bowl, the hawks are hoping some fans will show up on tuesday. iowa vx number 1 michigan state.
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a 21-year old des moines native was killed in a bus crash in chicago... tonight, nicole underwood's friends talk about the young woman... and how they are coping with her sudden death. before we go tonight... a mess that was welcome in times square... a confetti tossing test was performed this morning ahead of the massive new year's eve party. the city is estimating one million guests will fill times square. also on the mind of new york city leaders, is security for the big night. police commissioner bill bratton says 6,000 police officers will be in times square
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